Location: 19 Motcomb Street, London SW1X 8LB
Anyone wondering what Pantechnicon is before visiting is definitely not alone. What we have here are 5 stories of Japanese and Nordic dining along with shopping, workshops and events. If that isn’t an eclectic mix, then we don’t know what is! It is the latest masterpiece to grace the London streets and it does so on a grand scale.
The location owner, Barry Hirst, set out to achieve a bond between Japanese and Nordic cultures through food and various shops. The ground floor presents London’s first Café Kitsuné which is the same group behind Maison Kitsune that has coffee shops in Tokyo and Paris. Here in Belgravia, the cafe will present breakfast and lunch with Japanese salads and pastries.
Beyond that is Sachi, a Japanese restaurant with 30 covers. We can also pay a visit to Sakaya, which is a bar and bottle shop that sells a range of Japanese spirits and other goods.
Moving up to the second floor is Eldr, and this is where Nordic cuisine comes into mention. 70 covers enjoying pickling, foraging and plenty of fire brings the great outdoors from the fjords to the table in the heart of Belgravia. The Nordic restaurant is run by a Finnish head chef because why not, right?
And on the third floor, there is a roof garden and dining room with a fantastic retractable glass roof to protect customers from the elements whilst you sip away on a delectable drink or two.